http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/everything/rss.xml/4/17 en Open letter to Africa’s leaders on Africa Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/open-letter-africa%E2%80%99s-leaders-africa-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/elephants/jason-bell">Jason Bell</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 05/25/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Corruption is rife at every point along the trade chain and the lack of active and ethical governance practices directly threatens the tourism sector of many African countries." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_22_15_africaday.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Corruption is rife at every point along the trade chain and the lack of active and ethical governance practices directly threatens the tourism sector of many African countries." />Dear African Leader,</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/open-letter-africa%E2%80%99s-leaders-africa-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Africa day corridor elephants Ivory poaching Fri, 22 May 2015 17:12:57 +0000 Jason Bell 104068 at http://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 05/19/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" title="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan" alt="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__0.jpg?1432042968" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country.</p> <p>Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangered whale species, the shipment, believed to be the entire stock from last summer&rsquo;s fin whaling season, has been loaded onto a cargo vessel believed to be bound for Japan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Fin Whales Icelandic whaling whale meat whale watching whales Tue, 19 May 2015 13:43:01 +0000 adintino 104027 at http://www.ifaw.org Addressing all the elephants in the room after the UK General Election http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/addressing-all-elephants-room-after-uk-general-election <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/political-advocacy/ros-leeming">Ros Leeming </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 05/11/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_12_15_cartoon.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 445px;" />So who saw that coming?</p> <p>Not me, certainly.</p> <p>For weeks I have been going over all the possible coalitions and imagining what kind of an animal welfare policy mash up they would create between them.</p> <p>If in some twist of fate they all had to govern together I imagined animal policy being like a bizarre robot wearing a Tory safari hat, with a Scottish kilt and Green Party boots, maybe a Labour flak jacket, possibly waving a UKIP pint in its hand.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/addressing-all-elephants-room-after-uk-general-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Foxes badgers election England fox hunting hunting with dogs United Kingdom Mon, 11 May 2015 15:11:31 +0000 Ros Leeming 103974 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW statement on the Conservative Party achieving a majority in the 2015 UK General Election http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-statement-conservative-party-achieving-majority <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 05/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW will continue to work with those Ministers we have built a positive relationship with on whaling and international wildlife trade, including the radical commitment to end the ivory trade in its entirety; we also look forward to establishing equally strong relationships with any new appointees. However, we will continue our campaign to stop a roll-out of the badger cull which has proved ineffective, inhumane and unscientific. We also maintain our opposition to any attempts to repeal or water down the Hunting Act.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-statement-conservative-party-achieving-majority" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Fri, 08 May 2015 13:44:01 +0000 adintino 103964 at http://www.ifaw.org Election promises on animals – in their own words… http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/election-promises-animals-%E2%80%93-their-own-words%E2%80%A6 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/political-advocacy/ros-leeming">Ros Leeming </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 04/28/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Credit: &quot;Palace of Westminster, London - Feb 2007&quot; by Diliff" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Westminster.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 240px;" title="The Parties, in their own words, offer their approach to some of the animal-related issues that matter the most to our IFAW supporters.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/election-promises-animals-%E2%80%93-their-own-words%E2%80%A6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Animal welfare positions election Manifestos policy political parties Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:30:33 +0000 Ros Leeming 103805 at http://www.ifaw.org Unlisting wildlife from Craigslist http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/unlisting-wildlife-craigslist <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/elephants/peter-lafontaine">Peter LaFontaine</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 04/28/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Let Craigslist know you care about elephants! Download this image and share it on your social networks!" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Craigslist_approved_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 610px;" title="Let Craigslist know you care about elephants! Download this image and share it on your social networks!" />Today, IFAW and our partners at the Wildlife Conservation Society released a new report examining the trade of ivory and related wildlife products on Craigslist.org, the classified ad behemoth.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/unlisting-wildlife-craigslist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos classifieds Craigslist elephants Ivory newmark trade Wildlife Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:06:10 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 103785 at http://www.ifaw.org